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A NOTE FROM THE EXECUTIVE TEAM
On behalf of executive team, we welcome you to the Desautels African Business Initiative, a student-run organization and conference at McGill University ! We look forward to you joining us at the 5th Annual Desautels African Business Initiative conference.
It is our pleasure to introduce this year’s conference theme: DABI 2019, Africa: Fostering Sustainable Growth and Innovation In A Dynamic World . In the past, we have raised awareness, changed the narrative about Africa, and presented the continent as the final frontier.
This year, experts will analyze ways by which African companies can leverage technology to achieve sustainable growth in light of the prevailing trends. Special attention will be given to the role of African governments in shaping the institutions that oversee the market. Specifically, the 2019 conference will revolve around Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energy, Impact Investing and Venture Capitalism, Economic
Integration and Emerging Technologies.
At DABI, we acknowledge the existence of the hurdles but we challenge everyone to uncover the untapped potential that the problems present. For every problem, there is a business opportunity. We therefore invite our attendees to acquaint themselves with the current problems and to come up with the solutions thereof.
Only focusing on the business potential of Africa does not yield the greatest economic benefits for everyone involved. Particular attention to the African people should be prioritized in a similar fashion. Increasingly, the continent is gaining influence in the world and the collective progress of Africans has never been more important. Attaining integrative bargaining with African people requires understanding how the people build and foster business relationships; considering what their goals, concerns and fears are.
These and many other topics will be exhausted at the 5th Annual conference.
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